Friday, December 10, 2010
Comics this week
First Wave #5- After 4 issues, the action kick into high gear as Doc Savage and Batman began their investigation and attack on the Golden Tree. Action filled the pages from front to back in this issue as writer Brian Azzarello tried to wrap up his project. Unfortunately I feel he tried too hard. The action sequences are rushed as Rags Morales seems to run out of pages. The diversion by Batman and the destruction of Black Hawk Island were just begging for more panels. After 4 issues of gentle pacing, this ramp-up pace seems desperate. It almost seems as if Azzarello suddenly realized that he only have 1 more issue to go and the story is no more near finished. Not a bad issue but unfortunate about the pacing.